It's the thoughts that you feed
It's the habits you need
It's the things that you don't think that you're seeing
When you're really seeing
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window

It's your tone in my mouth
It's the things that we're too scared to talk about
It's the feeling that you're dreaming
(You're not really dreaming)
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window

It's the feeling that you're falling
But there's a fine line between falling and flying
It's the feeling that you've lost it
What don't you get?
What don't you get?
(x2)

It's the thoughts that you feed
It's the habits you need
It's the things that you don't think that you're seeing
When you're really seeing
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window
That man jumped out the window
Come back in the window


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    General Commenti'm pretty sure these are close to accurate, but if you spot any corrections that need to be made, make sure to post and i'll fix 'em.

    great song, by the way.
    ELMOnsteron June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a lot to do with internal struggle.

    "It's the things that you don't think that you're seein', when you're really seein'"

    That lyric makes me think of an all around confusion with what's going on in the world, and how it can be so unthinkable that it's hard to believe it's really happening.

    "It's the thoughts that you feed, it's the habits you need"

    Things that take your mind off things OR things that your mind can't get off of, and things you do to comfort yourself.

    This song is very abstract, much like a lot of their other songs. There are lots of ways you could take it.

    My overall thought on this song: Internal struggle to deal with things in the world.

    -Lainason
    Lainasonon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song...
    but which cloud cult song isnt?

    For me, it seems to be the feelings toward someone who has taken their own life.
    "That man jumped out the window. Come back in the window."

    It talks about other things relating to the death. The thoughts and habits formed. The sense of falsehood surrounding everything. The things they think they see and how they think they are dreaming.

    I really do like how they leave it open for interpretation. (sp?)
    shineysuzie16on July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about a man who feels he's going insane and he keeps picking apart everything he does to see what's wrong with him. he's trying to justify everything that happens in the world, like suicide, and he explains it to himself to the fine line between falling and flying. "It's the feeling that you're falling
    But there's a fine line between falling and flying
    It's the feeling that you've lost it"
    rubyring13on November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to say I think Lainason's interpretation is going in the right direction. I really like this song.
    Music_Is_Emotionon December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is another song about Craig Minowa's son.
    right before Happy hippo was made, his son died of I think Sudden Infant Death syndrome, and this could be him coming to terms.

    It's the things that you don't think that you're seeing
    The things we're to scared to talk about

    Could be him talking to his wife, he is afraid to talk about the death of his son.


    He is contemplating suicide, but he decides to "come back in the window" realizing that suicide won't help anything.
    And he feels like he's falling, everything is crashing down, but out of this experience, out of this tragedy, something good could arise, he could become closer to his wife than ever for instance, He's flying.

    That's my interpretation of the song.
    There is a fine line between falling and flying
    TimKishon March 26, 2009   Link

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